MATCH PREVIEW: Leicester City vs Manchester United

Manchester United face another away test on Thursday, as we travel to the East Midlands to take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Erik ten Hag’s side are looking to build on a positive end to August, after adding Saturday’s 1-0 win at Southampton to our 2-1 home victory over Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Leicester are still searching for their first victory in the top flight, the club currently sitting bottom of the standings.

Those two victories have helped push us into the top half of the Premier League table at this early stage of the season, ahead of a busy September in which we will play six games in 18 days before the international break.

Ahead of their meeting with Liverpool, United boss Erik ten Hag would have naturally had concerns that his side would succumb to a third defeat in a row in the Premier League.

However, in the space of two matches, the mood at Old Trafford has changed for the better, United following a 2-1 success over fierce rivals Liverpool with a 1-0 triumph at Southampton.

The most recent win came in far different circumstances and atmosphere than the Liverpool showdown, but that is what Ten Hag will take confidence from as he looks to transform United into a team which do not look devoid of character and passion against the lower teams in the division.

Bruno Fernandes answered criticism of his form with a quite wonderful finish at St Mary’s, the playmaker getting on the scoresheet for the first time since May 2.

With Arsenal to come on Sunday, Ten Hag could take the chance to hand some minutes to Casemiro, who may take the spot of either Scott McTominay or Christian Eriksen.

Barring any injury issues, the remainder of the United starting lineup could stay the same, with Cristiano Ronaldo only being selected among the replacements if he is still at the club.

Anthony Martial will also only be named on the bench at best having been suffering with an Achilles issue.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford

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